Do we drink too much? Do we have a flawed attitude about drinking? Do we have personal responsibility when someone in a bar – our party – at our house drinks too much? Do we give our kids the tools to drink without dying? Do we consider binge drinking a rite of passage? Do we celebrate drinking too much in life and online?
This is an open discussion. Take it where you need to: Post links to your related Gather articles, share your own drinking experiences, share potential solutions.
Yesterday I told Melanie Sommer, one of our News Editors, that I would post an open discussion about drinking. When I tried to find a recent MPR article to refer to I ended up with these results.
From News Cut by Bob Collins:
- Binge drinking – Minnesota style
- Sink it. Drink it.
- The brains behind Beer Pong
- Can online antics hurt students’ chances for college?
- If only she’d stopped
- Minnesota: You eat too much. You drink too much.
From MPR News Issues collection:
- Few takers for ignition program aimed at drunk drivers
- Counties seek a solution to repeat drunk driving
- Photos on Facebook get some Eden Prairie students in trouble
- Former St. Cloud State student dies; possibly from excessive drinking
- No charges to be filed in drinking death of former MSU student
- Winona State student died of acute alcohol poisoning
- Fetal alcohol syndrome: The invisible disorder
Sobering, isn’t it. This is not even a complete list of the features or reports about issues surrounding drinking. (I didn’t even include a recent story about absinthe becoming legal in Minn.) And no, MPR isn’t obsessed with dangerous drinking. We have seven collectionswith multiple subcategories. So I’m turning to you here on Gather. Is there a solution? What is it?
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